How does Miyagi do Judo?

When Miyagi, the Japanese city of 3.5 million, is home to more than a quarter of the world’s population, it is easy to forget that the Japanese have a distinct martial arts style.

In Miyagi (pronounced MOH-zuh-bah), the traditional style of karate is not only practiced by many young people, but also by the world. 

Miyagi is home in Japan to one of the few martial arts schools in the world that is open to students of all ages. 

The school, called Mizumura Judo, opened in 2014 and is one of only three in the country. 

It’s located in a small residential neighborhood of Miyagi. 

When I arrived, the main hall was full of young people. 

I found the teacher to be Nanako Yoshida, the owner of Mizumura. 

A self-described “big-belly-cat” who loves to run, she has taught the school for more than 15 years. 

“Mizamura Judoka” was founded in 2013, and its first class was held in April 2018. 

After about four months of instruction, students can join a class for a fee of 2,500 yen ($300) for a full two-hour class. 

One of the things I like about Mizumuras students is that they are always interested in the future. 

They are all young, and they love the sport. 

 In her classroom, Nanako taught us some basic fundamentals: the basic moves of a Judo grip, and how to throw the opponent off balance. 

She was able to teach me some basic moves in her Japanese and English. 

There was a time when my parents were not able to afford the two-year tuition at my university, and I struggled to pay for a Japanese language class.

I was not able do it for myself, but I could do it with someone who was struggling to pay the tuition. 

Nanuwari Yoshida is a member of the Mizumuri Judo Association, and she is one who was able to make it work. 

We were able to get our tuition waived for the first time and had to go to school through our own money, but the next day we had to pay off the loan. 

At that point, we did not have a student body, so it was a great opportunity to meet people who could help us financially. 

As a result, I had to start paying off the debt and start paying back the loan, but it wasn’t long before we were able be able to pay our tuition and get the rest of the expenses covered. 

During my first two years of school, I would see Nanuwaris students from all over the world as well as people from my own family. 

Some students even came from my hometown, Tokyo, which was a bit awkward for me. 

But, once I started to train with Nanu, I started seeing all of these young people who I didn’t even know at all, come to school and show me how to do some of the basic skills they needed to get through school. 

Since I had no money to pay my own tuition, I thought it would be great if I could get some money from them to pay back the school loan.

So, I told them that I was going to go teach them. 

In addition to the basic basic skills that students need to get past the first two or three years of high school, students at Mizumurai Judo need to understand basic life skills. 

Most of the students that I taught had already completed the first year of highschool, but many still had some gaps in their knowledge. 

For example, one student that I started teaching, Aya Nakai, was a first-year at the school and already had some questions about the sport that were hard to answer. 

To help me answer these questions, Natalie Nagano, one of my students, would sit in my classroom with me, and we would ask questions. 

That was one of those times where we were just having fun and learning a new skill together. 

Later, we would learn how to catch a fish, how to fish in the deep, and a lot more. 

While I was in my first class, Riki Kaneko, a second-year student, would come in with questions about how to handle different situations and how much they needed in order to survive in the wild. 

Once the class was over, I left Namida to take care of her own homework and asked her questions.

The rest of our class was filled with students from the same school.